User Experience Walkthroughs of uPortal, Moodle, and Sakai

What are UX Walkthroughs?

UX Walkthroughs are a combination of usability and accessibility [heuristic evaluations|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic_evaluation] with [cognitive walkthroughs|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_walkthrough]. The goal of Fluid's walkthroughs is to identify current user "pain points" in uPortal, Sakai and Moodle and ultimately to prioritize user interface improvements that will address these issues. \[[_More info..._|What is a UX Walkthrough?]\]

The protocol and guidelines are organic and will continue to be refined as we learn from doing the hybrid inspections/evaluations.

How Can I Get Involved in the Walkthroughs?

Everyone is welcome to help out with the walkthroughs. The Fluid UX walkthroughs can be a great way to learn more about usability and accessibility while experiencing first-hand the UI issues and strengths of your application. Here is how you can get involved:

  1. Join a walkthrough working group. There are active groups looking at uPortal, Sakai, Moodle, and accessibility.
  2. Learn more about our walkthrough process:
  3. Attend a walkthrough meeting and meet other walkthrough participants
  4. Start evaluating your application of choice!

The UX Walk-through group meets every other Friday at 8am PDT / 10am MDT / 11am EDT / 4pm GMT.

Next Meeting: Friday, August 31, 2007

Breeze Videoconference: http://breeze.yorku.ca/fluidwork

Back-up plan if Breeze doesn't work:
Teleconference
Local Dial-in number: 416-406-5118
Conference ID: 5220834

Agenda: